Tuesday 10th November - Aaron McKenna: SAFe Planning In Action

Post date: Nov 04, 2015 8:36:42 AM

The software development landscape has always been well populated with design and delivery methodologies or process frameworks and guidance. Current thinking changes and slowly the industry walks forward with new ideas for better delivery and, often more importantly, greater adoption. The agile movement has been around for over fifteen years now and while it flourishes in some companies, it is rejected by others. The Scaled Agile Framework has hit the market over the past couple of years and targets the concerns of larger organisations with bigger teams. Aaron McKenna will help lift the lid on Scaled Agile Framework with an evening of planning SAFe style.

Aaron McKenna: SAFe Planning In Action

The schedule roughly contains:

• Overview of SAFe® Program Increment Planning

• (Fictional) Business Context

• Product / Solution Vision

• Architecture Vision And Development Practices

• Planning Session 1

• Draft Plan Review

• Planning Session 2

• Final Plan Review

• Risk ROAMing

• Confidence Vote

• Retrospective

These will be fast-paced, high octane sessions with a lot of fun!

Bio: Aaron is the Commercial Director of McKenna Consultants, along with being a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Program Consultant, Certified ScrumMaster, Advanced ScrumMaster Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional and Agile Coach. In 2014, Aaron was nominated on the shortlist to receive an award for “Best Agile Coach or Mentor – Process” at the 2014 UK Agile Awards.

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has a special event that is held for every Program Increment (5 sprints-ish). This is a large scale, collaborative event including everyone from the Agile Release Train (50 people plus). These workshops are highly interactive events where all participants are involved in one of many teams collaborating together to plan a single Program Increment for a single product.